December 2016

Conveyancing work encroached upon

  As 2016 draws to an end we ponder on the happenings of the year. This is an opportune time to lament on the many instances the attorneys’ profession has […]

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Letters to the editor

PO Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria E-mail: derebus@derebus.org.za Fax (012) 362 0969 Letters are not published under noms de plume. However, letters from practising attorneys who make their […]

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Role of lawyers in a democratic society discussed at KwaZulu-Natal Law Society AGM

By Mapula Thebe The KwaZulu-Natal Law Society (KZNLS) held its annual general meeting (AGM) on 14 October in Durban. Former President, Kgalema Motlanthe, delivered the keynote address. Former President Motlanthe […]

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Examination dates for 2017

  Admission examination: 14 February  15 February 22 August  23 August Conveyancing examination: 10 May 6 September Notarial examination:  7 June 11 October   For the Attorneys’ admission examination syllabus, […]

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Activism with a purpose discussed at BLA AGM

By Mapula Thebe The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) held its 39th annual general meeting and conference on 21 and 22 October in Kimberley under the theme: ‘Urgent need to redress […]

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‘I-generation’ law student discussed at FSLS AGM

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of the Free State (FSLS) held its annual general meeting (AGM) in Clarens on 21 October. The AGM was preceded by a gala dinner […]

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Office of the Public Protector will not name investigation reports to avoid tension with the state

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The new Public Protector (PP), Busisiwe Mkhwebane, took office on 15 October, at her first media briefing at the offices of the PP in Pretoria, Ms Mkhwebane […]

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South Africa’s new International Arbitration Bill brings new dawn of new area

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery, said South Africa’s (SA) development of a new International Arbitration Bill, brings a new dawn of era […]

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Government obliged to give accessible quality education

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Former Deputy Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke, said the demand for access to further education, including higher education and further education and training is legally valid. Justice Moseneke […]

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Tax master a middle man for reasonable billing between attorney and client

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Retired Gauteng Local Division, Pretoria, Judge Eberhard Bertelsmann, said taxing masters are gatekeepers of fairness, between attorneys’ and their clients. They are there to see to it […]

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